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Dallas Council Discusses ‘Complete Streets Initiative’

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In its regular council briefing session, members heard proposals for what’s called a “Complete Streets Initiative,” in which streets are thought of as more than just a way for cars to get around.

The council was briefed on ways the city could use an $800,000 grant to expand and redesign the uses of streets to include more bicyclists and pedestrians.

Dwaine Caraway even floated the possibility of closing Main Street to cars and trying to create a pedestrian zone to rival San Antonio’s River Walk.

Some councilmembers thought smaller steps could be taken right away without slogging through the process of reviewing how to spend a grant.

It was suggested changes could come relatively easily, as in creating special-use lanes when city streets are being re-striped.

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